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It can all be a little overwhelming, the city may not be huge but the culture, activities, events, eateries etc. is vast. So we have taken it upon ourselves to amalgamate our local 12 years experience in the city via our blog. Whether you are planning on coming over for the festivals, want to find out vegan eats or general insider information, we will keep you in the loop.

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Ral Huerta Barcelona

09/09/2014

Exhibition – Naked Under Skin

This exhibition presents a series of intimate portraits where the artists draws faces and then breaks them down to reveal the true self. This distorted reality gets to the core an individual, without vanity, shame, regret or anything else, there is no room for pretence. The images are very emotional and sensitive, elegantly capturing beauty and the works have all been created by artist Ral (Ral Huerta).

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Bread and Butter Barcelona

19/08/2014

Bread and Butter Barcelona returns!

We are happy to hear that the ever-popular fashion tradeshow Bread & Butter will return to Barcelona city. The last show was back in 2009, which was a major blow to the city having been a host of the show since 2005. The Brandery emerged in it’s absence, but didn’t get the same response and international press and visitors as Bread & Butter.

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16/07/2014

OPERAir Festival Barcelona

During the first week of August, Teatre Grec will host OPERAir Barcelona Festival provides a full production of Bizet’s world famous opera ‘Carmen’. Unlike the Grec festival that takes place every July, this will be one of the first open air opera festivals, which has already proven to be popular worldwide. The ‘Orquestra de Sant Cugat’ and ‘The Amics de Coro Terrassa’, will be performing and are sure to captivate the audience with a chilling and unforgettable performance.

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19/06/2014

Sant Joan – snap, crackle and pop!

The Sant Joan festival otherwise known as the “Nit de Sant Joan” refers to  St John’s Night or St. John’s Eve. It marks the midsummers eve that takes place the evening of the 23rd June.  Midsummer solstice is a tradition from ancient times. The summer solstice was considered the most important event of the solar year in ancient times. Fire was celebrated on this day as the symbol of abundance, purity and fertility and up until now, it continues to be a central part of the festivities with fireworks and bonfires. Sant Joan is one of the most exciting, loudest and craziest events of the year and fireworks will be heard non-stop so brace yourselves. Other traditions include cocas, cava, water and fiesta, read below to find out why.

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06/05/2014

Faces & Places exhibition at Mitte Barcelona

Mitte Barcelona inaugurates “Faces, Anatomy of Autonomy on Wednesday May 7, a collection of works by various artists exploring the stories behind the images and illusions in our perceptions and sense of self, led by British artist Lee Goater. The project started in 2011 and is a personal project of Goater’s, with him collaborating with Responsible Street for Sharing. Photographer Matteo Asroldi, design studio Hey Studio, the Atelier school, and Laboratory Slidemedia each present their work in different areas of Mitte. At the inauguration tomorrow, Slidemedia Lab will present their videosculpture mapping ” Pi ” based on the same irrationality of this number. On until May 30th.

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14/04/2014

Post-Picasso – Contemporary Reactions exhibition

Ever wondered about the responses of contemporary artists to the life and work of Pablo Picasso himself? What they really think and feel about the works of Picasso? If so, this exhibition is for you, as it examine s these very responses, some of which are somewhat controversial. Curated by the acclaimed Dr Michael FitzGerald, the way in which Picasso is an influential figure and omitting contributor to contemporary art is explored, in addition to reinterpretations of the meanings of his key works are explored with 58 exhibits showcased.

 

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07/04/2014

Eat Street Barcelona – international street food festival

This Saturday BCN Mes inaugurates Eat Street, a festival of international street food for tasty and quality street eats in Barcelona. Expect gastronomical wonders from several local and foreign chefs who will be offering a variety of food from different countries.

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07/03/2014

Metamorphosis – explore a fantastical and animated world

Metamorphosis is an exhibition that showcases the works of four key figures in the field of animated films: Ladislas Starewitch (1882-1965), Jan Švankmajer (1934), and the Quay Brothers (1947). Between them they boast filmographies that unlock eccentricities, surrealism, innocence and manage to blend the magical with madness and evil. Their work not only reflects a trouble existence but awkwardness and what some would argue to be ugly in a contradictory world.

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27/02/2014

Exhibition – La Estética del Dolor by Vermibus

Exhibition ‘La estética del dolor’ opens today at La Tache Gallery, gathering works from Berlin-based artist Vermibus. Diverse materials and advertising posters are intermixed – taken from his most recent project Dissolving Europe, to create a different perspective on society as it is today and highlighting the manipulation of advertising.

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13/02/2014

Exhibition – Gross Raw Love at LACONTRA

Sorry to remind you all, but Valentine’s day is this week Friday. We know, we know – red roses and boxes of chocolate overhaul but if you fancy doing something different, check out LACONTRA Centre de Creació i Difusió d’Art opens its new exhibition ‘Gross Raw Love’ (Amor Bruto).

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